The 1,000th U.S. troop death in Afghanistan was announced today onÂ www.icasualties.com. Â In response, the Peace Education Center and the Greater Lansing Network Against War and Injustice (GLNAWI) are asking mid-Michigan residents and supporters of peace Â to participate in one of two vigils to be held simultaneously on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The two vigil sites on Tuesday beginning at 4:30 p.m. will be located here:
- In LANSING, along the benches onÂ Cedar Street at the I-496 corridor overpass.
- In EAST LANSING, on the median of Grand River Avenue at Abbot Road.
Signs will be provided. Â Participants are encouraged to dress warmly for the weather conditions.
The Peace Education Center and GLNAWI have called this action to give Lansing-area residents an outlet to mourn the losses of U.S. troops, of NATO forces, and of the people of Afghanistan who lost their lives in war. Members and supporters of both organizations state emphatically that the costs of war are too great and it is time to stop endless wars.